The Grudge (2020) [Movie Review]

The Grudge (2020) [Movie Review] | I did not watch the movie in the cinema when it aired because I wanted to stay in love with the original Ju-On, as this one is a remake of Ju-On: The Grudge. 

Yup, the original Ju-On got me really spooked - I think among a few that manage to frighten me. 
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The Grudge (2020) Trivia
  • Directed by: Nicolas Pesce
  • Produced by: Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Take Ichise
  • Production companies: Screen Gems, Stage 6 Films, Ghost House Pictures
  • Distributed by: Sony Pictures Releasing
  • Running time: 94 minutes
  • Rating: R (For disturbing violence and bloody images, terror and some language)
  • The first American Grudge film not to have any involvement with Takashi Shimizu, who directed the original 4 Ju-on films and the two American remakes. 
  • Received an 'F' CinemaScore, the worst possible score, which is very rare. 
  • The first Grudge movie to be filmed in Panavision (anamorphic).
  • Despite being the central antagonist of the film, Kayako only has about 7-8 seconds of screen time.
  • Budget: $10 - 14 million
  • Box-Office: $49.5million
  • Tomatometer: 20%
  • Metascore: 41
  • IMDb: 4.2/10
Fiona leaves a house in Tokyo in a hurry, after seeing a few horrifying and scary sightings. She returns to her family, Sam (husband) and Melinda (daughter) in the states. Somehow, the horrific incidents follow her to the States and she becomes infected too, causing her to kill her family in their home, 44 Reyburn Drive. 
The Grudge, Horror, Movie Review by Rawlins, Rawlins GLAM
The Grudge, Horror, Movie Review by Rawlins, Rawlins GLAM
Det. Goodman and Wilson were put to investigate the case. Det. Wilson became obsessed with the case - apparently, he was also infected by the curse that infected Fiona. The constant horrifying disturbance and sightings of Kayako's ghost drove Wilson into trying to gun himself down - but failed that leaves him with a disfigured face. He later was admitted into an asylum. 

A real estate agent, Peter later tries to sell the house. After a session with their gynecologist, who told them that their unborn child will most likely be born with a rare genetic disease, the distressed pair drove home in silence. Peter decided to stop over at the Reyburn Drive house to settle a few documents with the owner. Instead, he met with Melinda's ghost, who he assumed as a lost little girl. Later, he was also attacked by Fiona and Melinda's ghost, because fleeing back to his house. He is now also infected and he killed his pregnant wife before killing himself (or was he killed by the ghost?).

An elderly couple moves into the same house soon after, with Faith, the wife being terminally ill. William, the husband seeks assistance from Lorna, an assisted suicide consultant, to end her sufferings. Without any of them knowing, Faith has also been infected by the curse, causing her to see the ghosts in the house. 
The Grudge, Horror, Movie Review by Rawlins, Rawlins GLAM
The Grudge, Horror, Movie Review by Rawlins, Rawlins GLAM
Soon after, Lorna realizes that there are ghosts in the house and advise William to leave the house. William ignores the advice as he wants to stay with Faith when she dies. Lorna has to flee the house when she learns that Faith has killed William and slice her own fingers, only to be chased down by Sam's ghost that causes her to crash her car into the woods and died on the spot. 

Det. Muldoon moves into town with her son following her husband's death and becomes Det. Goodman partner. When the police force founds Lorna's corpse in the woods, Muldoon starts to investigate the death cases in 44 Reyburn Drive, despite being advised by her partner not to do so. And she enters the home, to further investigate the cases, where she discovers a disoriented faith and William's corpse. 
The Grudge, Horror, Movie Review by Rawlins, Rawlins GLAM
Will Det. Muldoon become the next victim of the curse? And will she be able to defend her child against the ghost?

Plot: 4.0/ 5.0 I watched the movie via Netflix. It could be because I was not paying much attention to the movie (or was it because the movie was not that exciting that I need to entertain myself with other things, I do not know hahaha), but I have to watch the movie two times just so that I understand the whole plot. As the movie involves so many characters, I kinda lost track of who's who and what happens to them. And it keeps on playing throwback scenes, one tends to get confused if not paying attention to the movie. 

The scare scenes are successful though - I shrieked a few times!

Cast: 4.6/ 5.0 The cast is great and played their parts tremendously. 

Will I watch it again: It's ok. Once is enough. 

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  1. uish gambar first tu iena dah seram tengok dah..iena takot tengok cerita seram macam ni tapi jalan cerita macam menarik gak layan ni

  2. Hahahaha tak suka kalau banyak character dengan jalan cerita banyak flashback scenes. Kalau once in enough definitely a no no for me

  3. oh ingat ke tengok movie ni dkt wayang, baru nak marah sebab tak ajak... hmm nampak macam movie yang best sbb saya memang minat movie seram2 mcm ni. :)

  4. Takutlahhh nak tengok. Juon versi omputeh. Lg scary. Siap bakar rumah last sekali kan. tapi masih ikot. Aduiii. Ni abg Naim bg akak tengok. Terus buka lampu satu rumah. Takut.

  5. Cerita hantu stary dia dah seram.. cuma dia nacam flashback.. and berkait banyak sangat org..smpi last2 br paham..tapi polis pompuan tu mati juga.. so grudge 2 anak.lelaki polis tu plak ke kena rasuk?

  6. Kak mmg suka tgk cit2 seram klu movie mng gempak dgn sound dia yg pasti buat org lg takut mengejuy

  7. Aduhh... Wrong timing lak singgah baca sini. Seram kita tengok gambar² nya.
    Tapi nanti nak tonton, teruja baca review Rawlins

  8. frankly speaking i still not able to watch heart fainting movie yet... hahaha... but always in my list... !!! this is one nice movie to watch too!!

  9. Dah tengok dah, tapi sangat menakutkan laaa, berapa kali duk asyik tutup mukaaa aje time wajah tu keluar..cuma sama juga gan Suami kata, asyik laaa tunjuk cite lama dia, naik bosan hahahaha

  10. Wah.. AM suka tgk movie seram camni.. Lagi feel kalu tgk sorg2 tgh malam.. Baru Best layan.. 😁😁😁 Kalu rawlins ada sebelah AM mmg kena usik la.. 🤭🤭🤭🤭

  11. ika tak tengok lagi nanti nak kena tengok la sebab ika minat citer jenis mcmni :)


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